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3.62375 out of 53.62375 out of 53.62375 out of 53.62375 out of 53.62375 out of 5 3.62 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Jeffers Narrator: Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2001 ISBN:
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At last, the truth about parenting for parents, wannabe parents, and the cheerfully child-free. In this fearlessly honest program, Dr. Susan Jeffers breaks the conspiracy of silence about the real and potential woes of child-rearing and pulls no punches about how difficult parenthood is for many. With care and compassion, she reveals the insidious guilt traps set by some child-care experts and the child-centered society we inhabit. She questions many fashionable myths and half-truths that add to a parent's sense of inadequacy and guilt, and offers valuable survival tools to cope with it all.

I'm Okay, You're a Brat explains why: parenthood is a joy for some and a headache for others, what you put in doesn't necessarily come out, our relationships with our spouses often suffer when children enter the picture, our lives change so drastically when a child is born, we can love our kids yet hate parenthood, and we can have great fulfillment in life with or without children. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Swati | 9/7/2016

    " I don't have any kids. But I have closely observed many mothers who are in constant confusion and guilt about their parenting. Kids are parents responsibility, but the onus is usually too much onto mother. Society fails to tell us about how much tough a job of parenting is and what level of compromises does it bring. Moreover, it blames parents(mostly mother) for any of the behaviors of kids. The book is wonderfully written with many of real-life examples breaking all the socially accepted beliefs and hypocrisy which leaves parents always in constant need for proving themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessi | 2/27/2013

    " A book that offers an honest look at the hard work needed to be a parent. Reading it made me want to write a thank you letter to my parents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali | 7/3/2012

    " This is a typical self-help book with too many anecdotes and not enough science. However, I appreciated the author's personal stories, her candor, and her good humor. Parenting is not a touchy subject with her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariane | 4/1/2012

    " Very good book, both for parents and those who are not sure whether they want to be parent. Not having children myself I'm still wondering whether the picture she painted of parenthood is not a bit too dark "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 10/12/2011

    " Really good read. Id advise any CF people to read this book, people who are on the fence about kids may find it very insightful. Even if you have kids this book is worth a read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anastacia | 5/10/2011

    " The author seems to have hated being a parent. It's too bad she had them so young! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brette | 12/18/2010

    " Informative! (But a little too academically written for my taste...) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti | 4/25/2009

    " This book is helpful for determining if children are wise for you or not. It's written by a mother (I think; I read it years ago) and I like how she goes through several myths debunking the socially constructed romanticism of parenthood. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers is a New York Times bestselling artist who has won the ABBY Award from the American Booksellers Association and a Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association. Her work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Her books have sold millions of copies and have been published around the world. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her online at www.susanjeffersart.com.